Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments At its first monthly meeting in decades, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) undertook a number of significant actions in party line votes with the three Democratic Commissioners voting for the items, including:Section 18 Rulemaking Procedures: … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (1 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The European Commission (EC) “adopted two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom - one under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the other for the Law Enforcement Directive.” The EC continued:Personal data can now … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (1 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The White House has made a bit more information available on the specifics of the American Jobs Plan, some of which has been revealed elsewhere. In a fact sheet, the administration asserted “President Biden has … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (17 May 2021)

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Other Developments The Senate Rules and Administration Committee met last week to markup its version of the “For The People Act” (S.1), an omnibus voting rights, election security, campaign finance, and … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (17 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, Coming Events (29 April 2021)

Other Developments The House passed an amended version of the “Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021” (H.R.1251) that would establish a Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy and Cyberspace Policy Coordinating Committee inside the United States (U.S.) Department of State. The Secretary of State would also need to craft and issue an International Strategy for Cyberspace.House Foreign … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, Coming Events (29 April 2021)

White House Issues Infrastructure Package

The Biden Administration proposes a massive $2.3 trillion bill that could fundamentally change the United States. The White House issued its long awaited infrastructure package, or at least a lengthy summary of it, another step in the legislative consideration of a follow on ostensible COVID-19 stimulus package. The media is reporting the bill would provide … Continue reading White House Issues Infrastructure Package

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was confirmed as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, but before he left this position, he named Matt Rodriguez Chief Deputy Attorney General. Rodriguez will be the acting Attorney General until Governor Gavin Newsom (D) nominates a person the legislature confirms.The White House indicated President Joe … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 March 2021)

Other Developments The Biden Administration announced it had triggered the response framework laid out in Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41) in response to the Microsoft Exchange hack that includes private sector stakeholders for the first time. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that “the National Security Council (NSC) established a Unified … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 March 2021)

Democrats Turn To Infrastructure

Two bills would significantly increase broadband funding amongst other technology programs. Now that the White House and Democrats have completed work on the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” (P.L. 117-2), their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan, they have turned to an infrastructure package. Like the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Democrats would use … Continue reading Democrats Turn To Infrastructure

Senate Judiciary Begins Hearings on Antitrust

The subcommittee in the Senate that oversees antitrust and competition policy started its hearings on what reform legislation may look like. Members agree there’s a problem but not on solutions. Following the lead of the House Judiciary Committee, the Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over antitrust matters held a hearing on antitrust reform. The Senate Judiciary … Continue reading Senate Judiciary Begins Hearings on Antitrust